The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy, facing an Aug. 14 primary challenge from ex Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, is rolling in money. From Murphy:
Post-Convention Momentum Swells for Murphy, $1.2 Million Raised for 2nd Quarter
ROCKY HILL—Chris Murphy’s campaign for U.S. Senate raised more than $1.2 million in the second fundraising quarter of 2012, bringing the campaign’s fundraising total to over $5.45 million. The campaign will report over $3.1 million cash on hand.
“With over 1,700 new contributors just this quarter, our campaign is growing fast,” said Murphy. “This was our most successful quarter ever, and we did it through the power of thousands of small donations–82% of our contributions were $250 or less. I’m so proud that our campaign has contributors in every single city and town in Connecticut, and while I can’t write myself a $50 million check, the power of our grassroots fundraising operation shows an enthusiasm for our campaign that McMahon just can’t match.”
Murphy’s vast grassroots network continues to grow: a whopping 1,728 new donors contributed to the campaign in the second quarter of 2012. With 1,590 new donors in the first quarter, Murphy’s campaign has received contributions from 8,190 people, 80% of whom live in Connecticut.
Since announcing his candidacy, Murphy’s campaign has built an unparalleled grassroots coalition that continues to grow every day. He has received the nomination of the Connecticut Democratic Party and been endorsed by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Connecticut Citizen Action Group, National Organization for Women, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the State Council of the Service Employees International Union, the Working Families Party, the Connecticut Hispanic Democratic Caucus, the Connecticut Education Association, Connecticut Fire Fighters, United Auto Workers, Connecticut Laborers, the Connecticut State Building and Construction Trades Council, the Communications Workers of America, the League of Conservation Voters, Connecticut’s entire U.S. House delegation, Senator Dick Blumenthal, Governor Dannel Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Attorney General George Jepsen, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, State Representative William Tong, dozens of state Senators and state Representatives, former Senate candidate Matthew Oakes, and over 20,000 Democratic and progressive activists from all across Connecticut.